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NCJ Number: 236074 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Courts, October 2011
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: October 2011
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This brief from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, presents an overview of drug courts across the country.
Abstract: Findings from the National Institute of Justice’s Adult Drug Court Evaluation include: compared to offenders who did not participate in drug courts, 40 percent of drug court participants reported less criminal activity and 52 percent reported fewer arrests; 56 percent of participants reported less drug use and 29 percent were less likely to test positive for drugs; and despite higher costs for drug court participants, the decrease in recidivism among participants reduced the overall costs per offender by $5,680. This report also includes information on the number and types of drug courts in the country. There are three primary types of the more than 2,500 drug courts in the United States: adult drug courts, juvenile drug courts, and family drug courts. Other types of drug courts have been developed to address specific populations. These include tribal drug courts, campus drug courts, and mental health courts. Additional information is also provided on the sources of Federal support for drug court programs. List of resources
Main Term(s): Drug Courts
Index Term(s): Drug abuse; Drug offenders; Drug Policy; Drug treatment programs; Drug use; Expedited drug case management; Juvenile drug abusers; Juvenile drug courts; Juvenile drug use
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